This week we get political at PuSh, take flight in New West, get all psycho in Vancouver and meet another Studio 58 grad in our weekly round-up of what’s happening on Vancouver stages right now.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “a communist, an NDPer and a capitalist walk into a bar…” While the set-up for that particular joke might be similar to thousands you’ve heard before, from Vancouver funnyman Charlie Demers it encapsulate the theme behind his 90 minute stand-up / theatrical hybrid Leftovers, currently playing as part of the 2016 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Read more.
It’s more common than you might think, as film fans will watch and re-watch their favourite movies. But what about re-watching a specific scene from a film? For most of us a single moment in isolation might never get a second look outside the whole. For film and theatre creator Daniel Fish though, the final scene from the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the subject of his work Eternal, set to play the 2016 International PuSh Performing Arts Festival. Read more.
With a mandate to produce family-friendly musicals that have not been produced in the Lower Mainland before, Align Entertainment follows up last year’s The Addams Family with the high-flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Read more.
Fresh off performances at Montreal’s Wildside Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival, Daniel Arnold and Marisa Smith return to Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre and New Westminster’s Anvil Centre for encore presentations of Little One. Read more.
Rick Miller is a super charming and very creative man. His new show, BOOM, is a multimedia extravaganza detailing the world of the baby boomers from 1946 to the 1970s. Read more.
When one of the characters at the top of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker with the Hat snorts a line while talking with her mother on the phone and tidying up her apartment, you know you’re in for a ride. And thanks to the tremendous cast in the inaugural production of the Haberdashery Theatre Company, that ride is at times as exciting as a roller coaster. Read more.
Meet Vancouver theatre professional Robert Garry Haacke. This continues our special series featuring the 50th anniversary fall graduating class from Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College. Read more.